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THE BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA
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120 languages Aga Khan Award ALEXploratorium Antiquities Museum Arabic Calligraphy architects Artist's Book Arts Awad Collection Award for Architecture beautiful gray granite Bibliotheca Alexandrina BA building's curve Cairo Callimachus Balcony conference center cultural CULTURAMA Egypt Egyptian elegant pedestrian bridge engineer Escape Stairs exhibition areas Floating Mee floating seminar rooms floors function gray granite wall Hamza Associates hint of floating History of Science human in scale Impressions of Alexandria Internet Archive Ismail Serageldin LANDMARK BUILDING library collections Library of Alexandria local/regional intellectual milieu main service facilities Manuscript Museum Multimedia Muslim Norway olive trees open and inviting Pharaonic planetarium plaza Port Said street Ptolemies rare books Reading Area Reading Hall Science Museum seven levels Shadi Abdel Salam Silsilah Snohetta soaring specialized libraries sphere with blue Spine Storage Area Taha Hussein Library tired and tiresome tiresome debate tradition unique roof structure visitors Visually Impaired wall that displays World of Shadi